Marlene Leegaard, 1938-2014

Published 10:02 am Thursday, November 6, 2014

Memorial services for Marlene Leegaard, 76, of Albert Lea and Loveland, Colo., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at

Marlene Leegaard

Marlene Leegaard

Marlene died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Parkview Care Center in Wells.

Marlene Kay Leegaard was born June 16, 1938, in Mason City, the daughter of Erwin and Jewell (Cory) Ellertson. She grew up in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota and went to school in Emmons. Prior to her retirement Marlene worked many different jobs. Marlene enjoyed softball, bowling, fishing, football and golf.

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Survivors include her children Victoria (Tim) Earing, Randy (Carla) Leegaard, Susan (Dave) Kunz and Rhonda Leegaard; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Cindy (Ken) Lamping; brother, Dennis (Marsha) Ellertson; and several nieces and nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Rodney Leegaard; brothers Jim and Darrell Ellertson; and sister, Sonja Hill.